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Dec 10, 2013 1:40am PST
. president obama is the speaker right after dr. zuma. and john karl, we have more now on what we expect to hear from president obama. >> reporter: that's right. the president spoke about how mandela inspired millions around the world, getting first involved in politics. but i think we also hear from the president about mandela the seclude and practical politician, the many facets of his life. the fact that he was a symbol, conscience of a country, of a generation. a political prisoner. but when he came out, he was seclude about how he went about manage -- seclude about how he went about -- shrewd about how he went about managing south africa. and mandela came to power and the way he left power. he served only one term ofa -- president obama compared him to george washington. he could have stayed in power like so many african leaders have. you saw, for instance, in the audience there, robert mugavi, from neighboring zimbabwe, still clinging to power in zimbabwe. mandela thought it was important to set the example for freak that it wasn't just about mandela. that africa needed to be a tru
ABC
Dec 10, 2013 1:05am PST
american presidents. president and mrs. obama, along with president george w. bush and laura bush. here they are right now. the former secretary of state and first lady hillary clinton. long 17-hour flight on air force one. they reconfigured the cabins a bit so everybody could get some sleep. president bush and mrs. bush were in what is usually the medical unit of air force one. secretary clinton took over the first class staff cabin. and of course the president and mrs. obama had their apartment up front. we're told they spent an awful lot of time on that flight together in the conference room, joining together to remember a man who changed so much. and we see again that crowd in the stadium. let's go to abc's terry moran there right now. lots of singing going on for several hours, terry. >> george, this has been an amazing morning so far. in a cold and soaking rain that as you can see is keeping down the crowd's numbers. but still streaming in. it has done nothing to keep down the spirits of the people here. it is impossible to describe, really, the feeling here. it's full of joy and
ABC
Dec 10, 2013 12:35am PST
service this morning including four american presidents. president and mrs. obama, along with president george w. bush and laura bush. here they are right now. the former secretary of state and first lady hillary clinton. long 17-hour flight on air force one. they reconfigured the cabins a bit so everybody could get some sleep. president bush and mrs. bush were in what is usually the medical unit of air force one. secretary clinton took over the first class staff cabin. and of course the president and mrs. obama had
ABC
Dec 2, 2013 3:00am PST
delay in production. cecilia vega, abc news. >> all right. >>> the obama administration urging north korea to free an elderly american tourist after he appeared in a new video. the video shows 85-year-old merrill newman confessing to war crimes reading from an awkwardly phrased text. the first time he has been seen since he was detained five weeks ago. pulled off of a plane and no explanation. >> we just hope whatever that misunderstanding is will be resolved. >> swedish ambassador visited newman on saturday and told his family he's in good health. they are hoping to have him home before the new year. >> the ambassador also was able to relay the message that he's being treated by doctors. the food that he is being given is good, and he feels that they are treating him well. at least that's the message from him to the ambassador to his family. no telling if he was coerced or forced into reading this, and there's no telling if the message he's giving the ambassador is in front of some official. >> of course. he's 85 years old. the concern for if his health is very legitimate. he's not
ABC
Dec 6, 2013 4:30am PST
. >> president obama attending a hanukah reception at the white house, remembered mandela as a champion of human rights. >> a moral giant who embodied the dignity and courage and home and sought to bring about justice in south africa but to inspires millions around the world. >> they were moved by his long walk to freedom imprisoned for 27 years he was a global symbol of the fight against apartheid from the cell he rallied millions against race. and injustice. in 1990 the south african government, under heavy pressure at home and from around the world released mandela and began dismantling apartheid. >> never again shall it be that this beautiful land will be oppressed one by another. >> next week, south africa will hold a memorial at a stadium that seats 95,000 people. the white house says president obama will attend. >> thank you. hearts are heavy around the world and here in the bay area where the antiapartheid movement took center stage decades ago. mandela visited the bay area in june of 1990 including a speech in front of 58,000 people looking to see him at oakland coliseum. he just
ABC
Dec 10, 2013 4:30am PST
underway right now for nelson mandela, the former south african president and antiapartheid crusader. president obama is there along with other world leaders paying respects and celebrating his life. we will have more on this ahead. >> if you are headed to the east coast for the super bowl, there is one game day tradition you cannot take part in: tailgating which is banned at the super bowl at the stadium in new jersey so no barbecues or buffet tables in the parking lot. the head of the super bowl committee says the ban is due to safety concerns and a lack of space at the stadium. there are fewer than 13,000 parking spots for 80,000 fans and those lucky enough to get one are only allowed to eat and drink in or next to their car. they will not be allowed to pull out a folding chair. >> federalling as would made a sweep of drug dealers in the san francisco tenderloin will make more arrests in the future. we were embedded with the task force during the most recent sweep police and federal agents fanned out in the tenderloin targeting chronic dealers. many arrested face champions before.
ABC
Dec 10, 2013 5:00am PST
on the way but, first, the news of the day with kristen and eric. >> happening right now, world leaders and joyous south africans are gathering in the rain to honor the late nelson mandela. president obama led a delegation that includes former presidents bill clinton, george w. beneficiary, and jimmy carter. he eulogized the south african president an hour ago comparing delaware to ghandi and martin luther king and, also, abraham lincoln and recalled how he influenced him decades ago. >> over 30 years ago while still a student i learned of nelson mandela and the struggles taking place if this beautiful land and it stirred something in me. it won't be up to my responsibility to others and myself, and set me on an improbable journey that finds me here today. >> an impressive mix of royalty, statesman and celebrities in attendance with a list running in afghan president karzai to zimbabwe's president. >> in san francisco, firefighters are watching for flareups and keep an eye on the folk at a huge trash collection. highway 101 and candlestick park, matt is on the scene. >> the smok
ABC
Dec 6, 2013 4:00am PST
a lot more things. >> reporter: president obama, attending a hanukkah reception last night at the white house, remembered mandela as a champion of human rights. >> a moral giant who embodied the dignity and the courage and hope. and sought to bring about justice, not only in south africa, but i think inspire millions around the world. >> reporter: those millions, moved by mandela's long walk to freedom. imprisoned for 27 years. he became a global symbol of the fight against apartheid. from his tiny cell, mandela rallied millions against racism and injustice. in 1990, the south african government, under heavy pressure at home and from around the world, released mandela, and began dismantling apartheid. >> never again shall we be that this beautiful world will have the spirit, the oppression of one by another. >> reporter: south africa will hold a memorial service in a 90,000-seat stadium. the white house says president obama plans to attend. john and diana? >> tahman, president obama said he was inspired by nelson mandela. what impact did mandela have on the president's life? >> re
ABC
Dec 6, 2013 10:00pm PST
though we long expected this, it's still so difficult for many to take in right now. >> it is. we learned president obama and the first lady will travel to south africa in the coming weeks. abc's alex marquardt is on the ground in south africa for us tonight. alex, describe the scene there. >> reporter: good evening. when you look at the crowd of mourners, you understand why this country is called the rainbow nation. all across the board of south african society there is a profound loss. you can hear behind me, there is also celebration, a phenomenon that has broken out across the entire country. they say that they are embodying the spirit of mandela, who loved life. who was fun. who was funny. and they feel that by celebrating his life, they are embodying mandela's spirit. >> alex, thank you very much. now we look at the life of the man who transformed himself, while behind bars and you spoke to a young jailer that became mandela's trusted friend behind bars. >> this was an incredible tale, the jailer warned he would guard south africa's most dangerous criminal but they would for
ABC
Dec 6, 2013 7:00am PST
white house flag at half-staff right now, as well. last night, president obama likened mandela to abraham lincoln when he said mandela belongs to the ages now. giving us a sense of what human beings can do when they're guided by their hopes, not their fears. >> that conviction, too, george, apparent throughout his singular life. evident in his final communication. a final tweet, in fact, from nelson mandela's account. and it does resonate. a real leader uses every issue, no matter how serious and sensitive, to ensure that the end of the debate we should emerge stronger. >> he said his 27 years in prison made him stronger and more mature. and we have much more coming up on nelson mandela, as well. >>> we're also tracking the huge ice storm this morning. more on that in a minute. >>> let's get to south africa. you see the black car carrying mandela's coffin right there. it's going from johannesburg to pretoria. it's draped with the south african flag. abc's alex marquardt is in johannesburg right now. good morning, alex. >> reporter: good morning, george. south africa is a country d
ABC
Dec 10, 2013 6:00am PST
to attend the memorial for nelson mandela with a moving tribute president obama paid to the leader. >> the federal hearing into asiana flight 214 crash at sfo scheduled to get underway right now is postponed. we will tell you why. >> good morning at 6:00. we start the morning with bart news. >> service between san francisco and dublin is moving normally now at this hour after passengers faced early morning delays. amy hollyfield has more on what is happening from the east bay. amy? >> kristen, more bart problems. what happened was there was a power outage at the daly city station and no train could get from the city to dublin and this station here in san leandro became a key player in this problem. they were bringing passengers here and they were taking them to dublin. so, it cause some delays and it was a round about way to get from one point to another and now the power is back on and life is returning to normal on bart but it will take time to get back to normal so expect residual delays. you have a bigger problem if you are just about to leave the house. >> there are residual p
ABC
Dec 9, 2013 4:00am PST
right. topping your monday "pulse" the first lady does it again. mrs. obama dresseded last night at the condition dissenter honors. getting a lot of buzz this morning. >> look at her teal gown. waiting to hear and find out who the designer was. the dress got a whole lot of reviews overnight on social media. >>> now to the stroller fit for a future king. it's all the rage. >> kate middleton recently spotted walking prince george in the stylish navy blue pram. it's been eyed by the moms who have everything. it costs 2300 bucks. >> it's a royal must have. it's the brand used to carry prince william, prince charles, even queen elizabeth. >>> a gravity-defying stunt on the edge of a fiord in norway. he lifts himself into a handstand. >> he makes it into a one-handed handstand. he's about 1800 feet above water. that is below. no safety harness and no net. >> he says his only safety line is years of physical and mental preparation. i wouldn't even stand there. >>> real-life nightmare for a man trying to travel from louisiana to california. tom wagner woke up in houston on an express jet in
ABC
Dec 6, 2013 6:00am PST
things as a memorial, cars and candles in honor of the civil rights leader and politician who passed away at the aim -- age of 95. >> republican to's embattled mayor is criticizing president obama. mayor ford is denowing the health care laissezzing affordable care -- saying affordable care act is too expensive in spite of california having a government-run health care system. as a person, he said, i live but i don't like his policies. >> if you are looking for a perfect gift, california officials have a suggestion, health insurance. the sack -- "sacramento bee" says "give the gift of health aimed at mothers and grandmothers would could look to buy health insurance for uninsured young adults. >> some are sounding off as a new baby bouncy seat with an ipad holder. the company released this video showing how it works. they are selling the app for $80 and says it offers play and learning at a baby's fingertips but some are disgusted. shoppers on amazon have called it "one of the worst ideas for baby products." >> amazon is widely expected to lunch a new delivery service next week for gro
ABC
Dec 6, 2013 1:40am PST
and only time they met is right after president obama was elected senator in 2005. it was at a hotel here in washington. the president, then senator, was not on nelson mandela's schedule but he stayed strong and persevered and he got himself on that schedule. they had a brief meeting and there is an iconic photo taken that day by one of the president's aides, and that photo hangs in the west wing. >> the only photo that exists of that meeting, by the way. karen travers reporting live from washington. thank you. >>> mandela died at his home surrounded by his youngest daughters who were in london at the time attending a premier of a new film about his life. they left immediately after learning of their father's death. they asked the film be played until the end. the audience which included prince william, was only told that mandela died as the credits rolled. >>> they're also paying tribute at the famous apollo theater in new york. the marquee lit up in his honor. new york was the first stop on his u.s. tour in 1990. he wanted to go to harlem because the people knew about resistance an
ABC
Dec 6, 2013 12:35am PST
legacy as a champion of human rights, equality and freedom will be forever etched in our minds and in history. from world leaders like president obama. >> like so many around the globe, i cannot fully imagine my own life without the example that nelson mandela set. and so long as i live, i will do what i can to learn from him. >> to celebrities and mostly ordinary citizens of the world, an outpouring of love and mourning. abc's alex marquardt is live for us in johannesburg. alex? >> good evening, dan. a new day has dawned here in south africa. there's a profound sense of loss and mourning that has swept the entire country. what's really remarkable are celebrations like this one right outside mandela's home that we've seen spring up around the country. south africans marking the passing of this great man by celebrating his life. when the news broke tonight of mandela's death, south africans of all stripes flocked to mandela's home. young, old, white, black. ♪ they danced. they sang old songs of struggle from the apartheid era. >> i think we should celebrate what he has achieved an
ABC
Dec 9, 2013 11:35pm PST
he goes, in the middle he goes excuse me i'll be right back. and he walks up on to the stage, sings a song, the kids are all right. comes back down, sits next to me and gives me a fist bump like he's obama or something. and he was like how was that? was that good? was i on key? and i was like yeah. you were great. >> they did sound good together. >> weird but good together. >> so those are you two musical influences? eddie vedder and adam sandler? >> i should say also, i am a giant hip hop fan. >> i could tell that, obviously. >> well, i mean huge. i wanted to talk to you about that. >> is it bothering you? >> it is. >> i have something i want to get off of my chest and it's this sweater because it is ill fitting. i'm a giant hip hop fan and it's just -- it's kind of frustrating that as i love the music so much, i can't sing along with it in my car or at a concert or anywhere where the lyrics are played because of the n word. >> nutella? >> nutella. it's just mentioned so much in rap. nutella what? and i certainly do not want to say the n word. >> yes. >> and i don't want to say it ev
ABC
Dec 9, 2013 11:00pm PST
right now for the memorial for former south african president mandela. already tuesday in johannesbur johannesburg. service is set to begin in less than 2 hours from now. president obama and first lady michelle left washington, d.c. area today. from andrews air force base with former president george w bush on board air force one. they landed in south africa less than 2 hours ago. president carter and clinton traveled separately. they are there now. mr. obama plans to deliver 20 minute speech on how mandela influence reached far beyond the border of south africa. ♪ service will be on wednesday here our time. pacific boy choir academy in oakland will join the mandela service in dc tomorrow morning. boys visited south africa in 2009 and were inviteded by the south african embassy to the u.s. to perform. group will sing a mexico of south african hymn and classic american gospel song. >> now of course we are planning live come of the mandela memorial to begin at 1 a.m. our time and carry the service until the president delivers his remark. 2 memorial planned locally. in san francisco ma
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